President Aquino wants to take a break after his term

MANILA, Oct. 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has said he will take a break and contemplate on how he could serve his people after stepping down from office next year.

During the Annual Presidential Forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), held at the Solaire Resort in Parañaque City on Tuesday, President Aquino said running for a lower elective post is off the table for now.

“I really want to examine, once I get a little break, what is the best route to continue the advocacy of uplifting the lot of our countrymen,” he said, adding that he wants the people who continue to make sacrifices for him, to also have some break.

With eight months to go in his presidency, President Aquino was asked by the foreign press about his future plans.

Two of his predecessors remained in politics after serving the presidency — Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a member of the House of Representatives, while Joseph Estrada is serving as mayor of Manila. (PNA)